Thanks so much for making me feel welcome in my Green Room "hello" post.
So, I really want to build a top notch gaming PC.
This came on after really enjoying playing games on my MacBook Pro. So I want to go deeper and discover what it's like to play games with max settings in the comfort of my own little battle station/home getaway zone. Sounds like a really enjoyable hobby that isn't "blowing heaps of money at the pub".
I have no experience in the tech side of computers (or tech anything else), so I'm greener than the Hulk. Although Bruce Banner would know how to do this in an instant!
So far, I've worked out what I think are the steps to PC building success:
Step 1: Research all the parts I need and work out if they play nicely together.
Step 2: Work out where to buy them in Australia, then surrender my wallet.
Step 3: Put it all together.
(Step 4: Instantly plan next build.) ;)
I've heard this video is one of the most helpful:
I've watched it several times, and I'm still confused about how he knows what to plug in where. And do you need to buy all the cables separately?
Also, it seems like a bit of a lucky dip that the components you buy will fit in the case you choose. Or, are they rather universal slots?
And for picking parts, should I just browse forums and read recommendations?
Thanks for coming along with me on this one guys. Will post pics and all the rest as things progress.
Edited by grifter, 04 May 2016 - 11:26 AM.